Posted Nov. 16, 2009, at 8 p.m.

NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AND NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS November 14, 2009 Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians 88 Bell Road Littleton, ME 04730DE) (207) 532-7637 These Notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians. On or about November 30, 2009 the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians will AUTHORIZE THE Houlton Band of Maliseet Indian’s Tribal Housing Authority TO submit a request to the HUD’s Eastern/Woodlands office of Native American Programs for the release of Indian Housing Block Grant Program Recovery Act funds under Title 1 Section 105 of the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996, as amended, to undertake a project known as Housing Construction, for the purpose of constructing a 10,000 sq ft 8 unit 3 bedroom apartment complex, with a grant of $2,000,000.00 located in Houlton ME. FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT The Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians has determined that the project will have no significant impact on the human environment. Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 is not required. Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) on file at the Maliseet Band of Indian’s Tribal Housing Authority, 13 Clover Court Houlton, ME 04730 and may be examined or copied weekdays 7:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. PUBLIC COMMENTS Any individual, group, or agency disagreeing with this determination or wishing to comment on the project may submit written comments to the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indian’s Tribal Housing Authority. All comments received by November 29, 2009 will be considered by the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians prior to submission of a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing. RELEASE OF FUNDS The Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians certifies to HUD that Brenda Commander in HER capacity as Tribal Chief consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. HUD’S acceptance of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and allows the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indian’s Tribal Housing Authority to use Program funds. OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS HUD will accept objections to its release of funds and the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians certification for a period of fifteen days following the anticipated submission date or its actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if it is on one of the following bases: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians; (b) the (RE) has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR Part 58; (c) the grant recipient has incurred costs not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by HUD; or (d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58) and shall be addressed to HUD’s Eastern/Woodlands office of Native American Programs at 77 West Jackson Boulevard, Room 2400 Chicago, Illinois 60604-3507. Potential objectors should contact HUD to verify the actual last day of the objection period. Brenda Commander, Tribal Chief, Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians November 14, 2009 <>

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